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Grade: 13

1 [342] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-13 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [10030] Select the statement that indicates your highest education level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a PhD in engineering from an accredited college or university with emphasis on transportation/traffic or statistics.
  • I have a Masters of Science degree in engineering from an accredited college or university with emphasis on transportation/traffic or statistics.
  • I have a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • I do not have a degree from an accredited college or university.
  • I have a Ph.D. in a field other than transportation/traffic engineering.
  • I have a Masters degree in a field other than transportation/traffic engineering.
  • I have a Bachelors degree in a field other than transportation/traffic engineering.
3 [2491] In addition to the Basic Qualifications Requirements, you must also meet additional requirements for Economist positions. Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with these requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned a degree in economics, which included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics (at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus) plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
4 [16434] Do you have experience applying analytical methods (e.g. economic analysis, conducting literature reviews, designing surveys, etc.) as part of a larger research study to analyze, evaluate, and/or improve policies, programs, operations, and/or technology? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [13658] Please select the statement that best describes your ability to analyze and gather information (i.e. rules, regulations and laws and financial and economic studies) in order to draw conclusions, recommend sound solutions to problems of a complex nature, and make decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I rarely perform duties that involve analyzing and gathering information.
  • I gather existing data to prepare reports, charts, tables or other correspondence.
  • I gather and analyze existing data to determine trends.
  • I gather and analyze existing data to determine trends, formulate recommendations, and develop sound solutions.
  • I research, gather and analyze data as a basis for determining trends, formulating recommendations, and developing sound solutions to problems of a complex nature.
6 [2478] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience conducting economic research for the purpose of supporting and/or evaluating policies, problems and/or programs (The basis for your selection below should be documented in your resume/application materials). Answer to this question is required
  • Identified needed research
  • Structured problems in accordance with economic theory
  • Developed work statements that described the research to be conducted
  • Conducted literature review
  • Built economic models
  • Developed methods for gathering research data
  • Applied analytical procedures
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research
  • Interpreted research findings
  • Reviewed analyses and reports prepared by others
  • Prepared and wrote research reports
  • Presented research results
  • None of the above
7 [2486] Select the statement that best describes your demonstrated work experience utilizing, modifying and developing economic models or decision support tools. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in developing economic models or decision support tools but have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have utilized various economic models or decision support tools to conduct economic research projects under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have utilized various economic models or decision support tools to conduct research projects either independently or seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have utilized, developed and modified economic models or decision support tools to meet the requirements of research projects I have conducted.
  • I have demonstrated work experience utilizing, modifying and developing economic models or decision support tools used in economic research projects I have conducted on a regular and recurring basis.
  • None of the above
8 [2484] Select the statement that best describes your demonstrated work experience conducting economic research projects in the Transportation field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in conducting economic research analysis in the transportation field but have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have worked in the field of Transportation and have knowledge of Transportation issues but have not completed economic research projects as part of my work in this field.
  • I have performed some segments of work within economic research projects in the transportation field, usually under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have independently performed work in economic research projects in the transportation field while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have conducted an economic research project in the transportation field without direct supervision.
  • I have demonstrated work experience conducting economic research projects in the transportation field on a regular and recurring basis without direct supervision.
  • None of the above
9 [10297] Do you have experience preparing reports and presentations, and presenting results of research findings to individuals and groups such as managers; clients; professional organizations; and/or other groups and individuals? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 [6285] Choose the statement that best describes your work experience related to the application of economic and business analysis principles and techniques to the development, evaluation, and implementation of transportation policies, programs, investment decision-making. (The basis for your selection below should be documented in your resume.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  • I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
11 [5771] Select the contracting action(s) you have performed independently as a usual part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisition planning and strategy
  • Evaluation of proposal(s)
  • Conduct cost and price analyses
  • Source selection
  • Contract negotiations
  • Award of Contract(s)
  • Contract administration technical representation (COTR)
  • Contract close-out(s)
  • Served on a technical review panel
  • clarification and/or interpretation of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR)
  • Developed Statements of Work (SOW)
  • Developed proposals
  • None of the above
12 [55629] Select the best statement that describes your experience planning, assigning, and establishing work priorities and deadlines for a staff or contract team. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have this experience.
  • I have experience working alongside contractors, but not directing their work priorities as a part of my job.
  • I have this experience as part of my duties as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
  • I have experience in this area as a regular part of my job (but not as a COR), and it is well-documented in my resume.
  • I have experience working with contractors and establishing or directing their work priorities as a part of my job, and this is well-documented in my resume.
13 [19516] Do you have one year of experience equal, or equivalent to, the following: applying statistical theories, methods and techniques to collect and process data OR analyzing statistical data through computational processes, which include recognizing factors, relationships, and trends or similar work AND preparing written recommendations and statistical reports? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 [6619] Select the statement that best describes your experience in written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in preparing written documents, such as transmittal memos and e-mail, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience in preparing written documents, such as reports and briefing papers which cover routine issues with some complex elements, and recipients are usually officials within my agency.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence to external entities which cover issues involving programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients are usually middle or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience preparing a wide variety of technical and non-technical written documents in various styles and formats such as studies, policy guidance, congressional, speeches and testimony which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
15 [7694] Select all software applications you are proficient in accomplishing routine correspondence, correspondence analysis control, reports and queries. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint or other presentation software.
  • Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet software.
  • Project Management software
  • Automated Correspondence Tracking system.
  • Email (Exchange, Outlook, etc.)
  • Internet Explorer or other internet browser software.
  • None of the above

Grade: 14

1 [343] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-14 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [10030] Select the statement that indicates your highest education level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a PhD in engineering from an accredited college or university with emphasis on transportation/traffic or statistics.
  • I have a Masters of Science degree in engineering from an accredited college or university with emphasis on transportation/traffic or statistics.
  • I have a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • I do not have a degree from an accredited college or university.
  • I have a Ph.D. in a field other than transportation/traffic engineering.
  • I have a Masters degree in a field other than transportation/traffic engineering.
  • I have a Bachelors degree in a field other than transportation/traffic engineering.
3 [2491] In addition to the Basic Qualifications Requirements, you must also meet additional requirements for Economist positions. Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with these requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned a degree in economics, which included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics (at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus) plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
4 [16434] Do you have experience applying analytical methods (e.g. economic analysis, conducting literature reviews, designing surveys, etc.) as part of a larger research study to analyze, evaluate, and/or improve policies, programs, operations, and/or technology? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [13658] Please select the statement that best describes your ability to analyze and gather information (i.e. rules, regulations and laws and financial and economic studies) in order to draw conclusions, recommend sound solutions to problems of a complex nature, and make decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I rarely perform duties that involve analyzing and gathering information.
  • I gather existing data to prepare reports, charts, tables or other correspondence.
  • I gather and analyze existing data to determine trends.
  • I gather and analyze existing data to determine trends, formulate recommendations, and develop sound solutions.
  • I research, gather and analyze data as a basis for determining trends, formulating recommendations, and developing sound solutions to problems of a complex nature.
6 [2478] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience conducting economic research for the purpose of supporting and/or evaluating policies, problems and/or programs (The basis for your selection below should be documented in your resume/application materials). Answer to this question is required
  • Identified needed research
  • Structured problems in accordance with economic theory
  • Developed work statements that described the research to be conducted
  • Conducted literature review
  • Built economic models
  • Developed methods for gathering research data
  • Applied analytical procedures
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research
  • Interpreted research findings
  • Reviewed analyses and reports prepared by others
  • Prepared and wrote research reports
  • Presented research results
  • None of the above
7 [2486] Select the statement that best describes your demonstrated work experience utilizing, modifying and developing economic models or decision support tools. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in developing economic models or decision support tools but have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have utilized various economic models or decision support tools to conduct economic research projects under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have utilized various economic models or decision support tools to conduct research projects either independently or seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have utilized, developed and modified economic models or decision support tools to meet the requirements of research projects I have conducted.
  • I have demonstrated work experience utilizing, modifying and developing economic models or decision support tools used in economic research projects I have conducted on a regular and recurring basis.
  • None of the above
8 [2484] Select the statement that best describes your demonstrated work experience conducting economic research projects in the Transportation field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in conducting economic research analysis in the transportation field but have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have worked in the field of Transportation and have knowledge of Transportation issues but have not completed economic research projects as part of my work in this field.
  • I have performed some segments of work within economic research projects in the transportation field, usually under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have independently performed work in economic research projects in the transportation field while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have conducted an economic research project in the transportation field without direct supervision.
  • I have demonstrated work experience conducting economic research projects in the transportation field on a regular and recurring basis without direct supervision.
  • None of the above
9 [10297] Do you have experience preparing reports and presentations, and presenting results of research findings to individuals and groups such as managers; clients; professional organizations; and/or other groups and individuals? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 [6285] Choose the statement that best describes your work experience related to the application of economic and business analysis principles and techniques to the development, evaluation, and implementation of transportation policies, programs, investment decision-making. (The basis for your selection below should be documented in your resume.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  • I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
11 [5771] Select the contracting action(s) you have performed independently as a usual part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisition planning and strategy
  • Evaluation of proposal(s)
  • Conduct cost and price analyses
  • Source selection
  • Contract negotiations
  • Award of Contract(s)
  • Contract administration technical representation (COTR)
  • Contract close-out(s)
  • Served on a technical review panel
  • clarification and/or interpretation of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR)
  • Developed Statements of Work (SOW)
  • Developed proposals
  • None of the above
12 [55629] Select the best statement that describes your experience planning, assigning, and establishing work priorities and deadlines for a staff or contract team. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have this experience.
  • I have experience working alongside contractors, but not directing their work priorities as a part of my job.
  • I have this experience as part of my duties as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
  • I have experience in this area as a regular part of my job (but not as a COR), and it is well-documented in my resume.
  • I have experience working with contractors and establishing or directing their work priorities as a part of my job, and this is well-documented in my resume.
13 [1471] Select all of the statement(s) that describe your experience in contract administration activities: Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared preliminary cost estimates for work to be contracted or performed by external resources.
  • I have prepared Independent Government Estimates (IGE) for work to be contracted.
  • I have had at least 40 hours of training on federal contract administration.
  • I have developed statements of work for externally delivered survey work.
  • I have negotiated price on task orders.
  • I am certified as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for federal contracts.
  • I have administered construction contracts.
  • I have inspected the work of contractors for compliance.
  • I have prepared contract documents (specifications, contract requirements, drawings, etc.)
  • I have administered task orders or service contracts.
  • I have administered formal agreements.
  • None of the above.
14 [19516] Do you have one year of experience equal, or equivalent to, the following: applying statistical theories, methods and techniques to collect and process data OR analyzing statistical data through computational processes, which include recognizing factors, relationships, and trends or similar work AND preparing written recommendations and statistical reports? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 [6619] Select the statement that best describes your experience in written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in preparing written documents, such as transmittal memos and e-mail, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience in preparing written documents, such as reports and briefing papers which cover routine issues with some complex elements, and recipients are usually officials within my agency.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence to external entities which cover issues involving programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients are usually middle or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience preparing a wide variety of technical and non-technical written documents in various styles and formats such as studies, policy guidance, congressional, speeches and testimony which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
16 [7694] Select all software applications you are proficient in accomplishing routine correspondence, correspondence analysis control, reports and queries. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint or other presentation software.
  • Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet software.
  • Project Management software
  • Automated Correspondence Tracking system.
  • Email (Exchange, Outlook, etc.)
  • Internet Explorer or other internet browser software.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not held a government position.
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6 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
8 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    9.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.